B.S. Sports Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies combines an in-depth knowledge of sports with another field, such as human performance, journalism, management, marketing, psychology, public relations and advertising, or recreation. Classes vary according to the chosen emphasis, but each option offers students a unique experience to gain specialized skill and knowledge that will set them apart in a future career. The top emphasis areas selected by sports studies majors at Southern are sports management, sports marketing, public relations, psychology, recreation, and human performance. A degree in sports studies provides majors with an understanding of sports performance and the factors that affect behavior in sport. Students gain subject-specific knowledge in areas such as physiology, psychology, biometrics, and nutrition. Some areas of sports studies require postgraduate degrees.

2017-2018 Sample Course Schedule — This is a recommended schedule and may be altered as needed. Consult your adviser when making changes. See degree audit for Christian Service requirements.

SUMMer
Year
COMM 135 Comm. & Public Speaking 3
 
Semester
Year
Concentrations include: Human Performance, Journalism, Management, Marketing, PR/Advertising, Psychology and Recreation
 
FALL
FIRST Year
PEAC 125 Fitness for Collegiate Life 1
ENGL 101 Critical Think in Ac Rdg & Wrtg I 3
HLED 173 Health for Life 2
HLNT 135 Nutrition (Elective)* 3
NOND 101 Southern Connections 1
PETH ProAct Courses 114, 219 2
  RELB 125 orRELT 177 (R-1) 3
 
WINTER
FIRST Year
ADAC 141 Fly-Fishing (Elective)* (P-1b) 1
ADAC 155 Basic Kayaking (Elective)* (P-1b) 1
ENGL 102 Critical Think in Ac Rdg & Wrtg II 3
MATH 215 Statistics 3
CPTE 100 Computer Concepts I 1
PETH ProAct Courses 116, 117 2
  Historical Perspectives (IN-6) 3
 
FALL
SECOND Year
ADAC 200 Gym Climbing (Elective)* 1
BIOL 101 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
PETH 268 Offic. Sports Analysis (Elective) 2
PETH ProAct Courses 214, 217 2
  Concentration Course* 3
  Concentration Course* or Elective 2
 
WINter
SECOND Year
BIOL 102 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PEAC 254 Life Guarding (Elective)* 1
PETH 255 Water Safety Instructor (Elective)* 1
PETH 269 Offic Sports Analysis (Elective) 2
PETH ProAct Courses 119, 216 2
  Concentration Course* 3
  RELT 138, 225, or 255 (R-2) 3
 
FALL
THIRD Year
ADAC 212 Backpacking (Elective)* 1
PTH 314 Biomechanics 3
PETH 363 In. Meas. & Res. of Hlth/PE (Elec.) 3
PSYC 128 Developmental Psychology (IN-8) 3
  Biblical Studies (R-3) 3
  Concentration Course* 3
 
WINter
THIRD Year
PETH 315 Physiology of Exercise (W) 4
PETH 375 Motor Learning and Development 3
  Concentration Courses* 6
  Stewardship, Business & Econ (IN-9) 3
 
FALL
FOURTH YEAR 
HLED 473 Health Ed Methods (Elective) 2
PEAC 425 Fit for Hire 1
PETH 474 Psychology & Sociology of Sports (W) 2
  U.D. Aesthetic Analysis (IN-10) (W) 3
  U.D. Concentration Course* 5
  Elective 1
 
WINter
FOURTH  V``Year
ADTH 350 Adv. Act. Curr. App. (U.D. Elective) 4
HLED 373 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries 2
PETH 240 Coaching for Success 2
PETH 364 Prin. & Admin. of PE/Rec. (W) (SERV-2) 3
  U.D. Religion (R-4) 3
  U.D. Concentration Course* 2